Our History: 50 Years Of Service

Jim Kichas

As noted in the last blog in this series, the Utah State Archives was born as an office in the State Historical Society, before being moved out and on its own as part of the state’s Little Hoover Commission study on government organization. This move became official in 1969 when the “Archives and Records Service Act” was passed and the …

It’s Time for Another RIMM Webinar Series!

Sonny Dulfo

Records and Information Management Month (RIMM) 2019 is here! To celebrate we are hosting a webinar each week in April. General Retention Schedules by Rebekkah Shaw and Heidi Steed, RIM Specialists at the Utah State Archives Wednesday, April 3, Noon-1:00 p.m. Rebekkah and Heidi will have a discussion about the general retention schedules–how they have changed, why they’re changing, and …

Endangered Data Week

Jim Kichas

Endangered Data A healthy democracy relies on an active and informed citizenry, which in turn depends on transparent government and open access to information. Today, this reality is under constant threat, whether from the fragile nature of digital data or the ongoing risk that information can be easily removed from the public domain. Threats like these demand a greater awareness and accountability …

Portal Upload and Download Help Pages Added

Renée Wilson

Two new pages were added to the Open Records Portal Help Center today: Upload Files Download / View Uploaded Files Each page includes instructions for both requesters and records officers. As always, please let us know if you have any questions or feedback. Thanks!

New Login Help Page Added

Renée Wilson

We’ve added a new page to the help section for the portal: Login. If you’re having problems logging in to the portal, this page may help. If not, let us know and we’ll work with you to get you logged in!

The Portal now closes requests automatically!

Renée Wilson

We’ve fixed the “Approve”/”Approve and Close” issue! Now, when you “Approve” a records request on the Open Records Portal, the request is considered completed and is closed automatically. Denying or referring the request will also close the request automatically. (You may always re-open the request if necessary.) Thank you to everyone for your feedback. We hope this change makes it …

Troubleshooting Portal Login and Training Registration

Renée Wilson

We’ve created a step-by-step guide to help people solve issues logging in to the Portal or signing up for training. You may access the troubleshooter at http://goo.gl/forms/CexOGG3AxW or access it below. If you’re still having trouble logging in, you can contact DTS at 800-678-3440 or visit dts.utah.gov to put a ticket in. If you’re able to log in but can’t register for …